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“Rustic and Charming”
Review of Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern
Ranked #31 of 529 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
NY
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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Rustic and Charming”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

What can I say, everytime I am in CA, I look forward to dining here. Very old rustic stage coach still has its charm. The food is great, from hamburgers to steaks. Service has always been very good. This little hidden gem gets quite busy on the weekends, so be patient, but its worth the wait.

  • Visited August 2012
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Agoura, California
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“tri tip to die for”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I only go here on a sun. afternoon during the summer. a great place to have a beer and eat tri-tip sammys. they have a hot salsa to put on em thats very hot... but ohhhhh so good

  • Visited July 2012
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Orange, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go for the Chili”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

My boyfriend and I make it a point to stop in for the chili and french dip whenever we are visiting Santa Barbara. We get the sampler because we can never choose which one to order because they are all so good. Everything we have tried on the lunch menu has been great. You can't beat the ambiance.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Luvyou77
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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a nice place to get a great meal in the mountains”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

i never have been their i saw it on the t.v. with heuell heffner california gold. they have a very interesting menu of exoctic foods like deer from africa. boar. antalope,elk if i am wrong ooopppss sorry but, not far off the mark get your self up their and try their dinners I heard they are very good.

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Thank thurley g
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Romantic, Old Santa Barbara History-Great place to see Fall colors!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We like to bypass the usual motorbike/band fest over the weekends (just not our scene) and instead LOVE the interior early evening dining room scene and not to mention the the consistent gourmet food. The atmosphere during Fall is fantastic with leaves changing color, fire in the hearth and eclectic decor. we have had family Thanksgivings there a number of times and always enjoyed it.

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